April 13, 2016, 2pm PDT
How a proposed expansion of Chicago's I-55 could further disperse Chicago's population.
March 9, 2016, 6am PST
A benchmarking report by the Alliance for Biking and Walking reveals Boston as the nation's leader in active commutes.
February 15, 2016, 11am PST
San Diego's downtown, dominated by 3-lane one-way streets engineered to maximize car velocity and traffic flow, may be getting redesigned to make it hospitable for bicyclists and pedestrians.
January 21, 2016, 8am PST
Sometimes, city walks can mean more than just getting from place to place. Author and book critic David Ulin discusses his favorite accounts of that rich experience.
October 5, 2015, 5am PDT
More evidence is piling up that commuting by anything but private automobile can increase happiness, social capital, and health.
October 4, 2015, 7am PDT
It's serious, and the data is surprising. You need not be a pedestrian to experience injury while walking using your cell phone: half of all injuries occurred in the home. Two thirds of all walking-using-cell phone injuries were females.
August 21, 2015, 2pm PDT
When it comes to the Census, the term "alternative transportation" makes perfect sense. Eric Jaffe looks at the 15 metropolitan areas with the lowest auto commuting and describes the most popular alternatives.
April 17, 2015, 8am PDT
Following a string of developments in 2014 pushing the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) toward more multi-modal planning, a new Strategic Management Plan lays out ambitious goals for the increased use of alternative modes.
March 6, 2015, 2pm PST
We know not everyone is pleased with the winter right now, but there's no denying the beauty of the United States when it's covered in snow.
December 16, 2014, 10am PST
"Urban Mobility Plans – National Approaches and Local Practice," a new guidebook by the Sustainable Urban Transportation Project, describes specific policies and planning practices to maximize urban transport system efficiency.
Urban Mobility Plans – National Approaches and Local Practice
October 20, 2014, 7am PDT
Few people escape on-the-job stress, but LA County Planner Clement Lau has some tips for his cohorts designed to help them recover from the pressures of work.
September 5, 2014, 2pm PDT
An article in The New Yorker examines the many benefits granted the life of the mind through the act of walking.
September 3, 2014, 7am PDT
Many Americans believe children should not be free to walk alone, because of crime and traffic. But children constantly driven around by their parents or locked away at home are also subject to significant risks.
July 20, 2014, 1pm PDT
In a review of the iPhone app Human, Los Angeles County planner Clement Lau examines how the daily movement of residents can be measured.
May 11, 2014, 9am PDT
Traffic diverters can be designed as a hybrid of permeable greenways and woonerfs to make walking and biking easier, safer, and even more pleasant than driving.
April 20, 2014, 7am PDT
The Alliance for Biking and Walking’s 2014 Benchmarking report found a strong correlation between active commuting rates and health outcomes like diabetes, obesity, and high blood pressure.
February 13, 2014, 2pm PST
Are suburbanites less fearful of crime than city-dwellers? Maybe not.
January 29, 2014, 2pm PST
San Diego's downtown street grid features smaller blocks than almost all other major U.S. cities. Small blocks mean more intersections, less distance between them, and a lot of interrupted bipedaling. Bill Adams reviews some potential fixes.
January 18, 2014, 5am PST
It's no accident that the Cleveland suburb of Lakewood is one of the few school districts in Ohio without buses. Choices made by planners, parents, and school officials have preserved the inner-ring suburb as a “walking school district.”
December 27, 2013, 9am PST
By expanding its transit and cycling infrastructure and creating pedestrian-friendly streets, L.A. is improving access to alternative forms of transportation. But in the city's most walkable area, police are out to prove the car is still king.